The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the new Executive Committee. These individuals have distinguished themselves in many ways throughout their careers, and have now agreed to take on larger leadership roles in the Department.
Dr. Ana Maria Sant’Anna, Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology & Nutrition, has been awarded the 2020-2021 Paige & Bernard Kaplan Departmental Teaching Award, selected by the postgraduate trainees in the Department of Pediatrics. This award is given annually to a Faculty member for outstanding teaching.
Congratulations Dr. Sant'Anna!
Dr. Evelyn Constantin will be the Interim Program Director for the General Pediatrics Resident Program for one year beginning July 1, 2021.
Dr. Constantin is an Associate Professor in the Division of General Pediatrics with a particular focus and expertise in pediatric sleep medicine. She also is a noted educator and educational administrator. She has served previously as the General Pediatrics PGME PD, as well as an Assistant Dean in PGME with a particular focus on competency by design. She is a member of the Faculty Honour Roll for Educational Excellence.
Congratulations to Dr. Samara Zavalkoff on receiving as co-laureate the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences’ 2021 Maude Abbott Prize.
The Maude Abbott Prize this year was awarded based upon the criteria of administrative excellence, for a female faculty member who is between 2 and 10 years of having been appointed within their respective Department. The prize is named in honor of the Faculty’s first female member who was a pioneer in describing and categorizing congenital heart disease.
The Children’s Challenge has now raised $352,800 towards goal of $500,000! To make a donation please visit the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation's Children's Challenge.
Congratulations to Dr. Emmett Francoeur, Program Head and Program Director, on securing full Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accreditation until 2027 for the Developmental Pediatrics subspecialty residency program. Dr. Francoeur shares this with Drs. Shuvo Ghosh and Anne Marie Goyette our other physicians in this program.
Dr. Nada Jabado, Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, is the recipient of the Robert L. Noble Prize from the Canadian Cancer Society for discovering that brain tumours in children are fundamentally distinct from the same tumours found in adults and that nearly half of pediatric glioblastomas, an aggressive type of brain tumour, are caused by mutations in genes that affect how DNA is structured and organized.
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Bethany Foster to the positions of Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, McGill University, and Pediatrician-in-Chief of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Dr. Foster succeeds Dr. Michael Shevell effective September 1, 2021.
Congratulations to Dr. Christine McCusker, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Dermatology, on receiving the 2020 Transition to Clinical Practice Award for Excellence in Teaching for Pediatrics, decided upon by MDCM students.
Transition to Clinical Practice is a unique six-month component during the four-year medical curriculum when students are given the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned in their first 18 months, to practice their skills, and to learn key aspects of various disciplines, without being responsible for patient care.
Congratulations to Drs. Genevieve Bernard, Division of Pediatric Neurology, Maryam Oskoui, Division of Pediatric Neurology and Pia Wintermark, Division of Neonatology (MCH), three Departmental Clinician Investigators on receiving an FRQ-S Chercheur-Boursier Clinicien Senior Award!
Congratulations to Drs. Deborah Friedman, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Samara Zavalkoff, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, on their selection to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Science’s Honour Roll for Educational Excellence for 2021-2022!
The goal of the Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence is to recognize outstanding contributions to education in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, in the areas of teaching, educational leadership and innovation, faculty development, and research and scholarly activity.
The Department of Pediatrics would like to introduce our newest member, Dr. Rilla Schneider, who was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition.
The Department of Pediatrics would like to introduce our newest member, Dr. Marina Salvadori, appointed Professor in the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
The Department of Pediatrics would like to introduce our newest member, Dr. Angeliki Makri, appointed Assistant Professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.
Dr. Janusz Rak, Professor in the Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, has been awarded a grant through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Innovation Fund (IF) competition as principal investigator for the research project titled, "Centre for Applied Nanomedicine (CAN) – Studies into Extracellular Vesicle Heterogeneity, Biomarkers and Function", along with PI, Dr. Peter Metrakos, Department of Surgery, and Co-PIs from the Department of Pediatrics including Drs. Kolja Eppert, Assistant Professor, and Nada Jabado, Professor.